Cat dung coffee up for £50 a cup anyone?

Apr 26, 2006
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A gourmet coffee blended from cat droppings is being sold at a London department store for £50 per cup.
Jamaican Blue Mountain and the Kopi Luwak bean are used to create Caffe Raro which is thought to be the most expensive cup of coffee in the world.
Kopi Luwak beans are eaten, then passed, by the Indonesian Civet cat and sell for £324 a kilogram.
All profits from sales of the coffee at Peter Jones in Sloane Square in April will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Ripest berries
Civet cats, which live in the foliage of plantations across south-east Asia, are said to pick the best and ripest coffee berries.
Enzymes in their digestive system break down the flesh of the fruit before the animals expel the bean.
The beans are then collected from the plantation floor by workers who wash away the dung and roast them.
David Cooper, who created the blend, said: "These rare coffees have been slowly hand roasted for around 12 minutes to ensure that we maximise the potential of each coffee.
"The final roast colour is quite dark to ensure that the espresso is perfect for a smooth latte or cappuccino."
 

Tefhel

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Eww gross, no thanks! Sounds like a prank - "Oh look that cat eats then poops out coffee beans! Let's sell it for a super high price and see if anyone will fall for it and actually buy it!" - "OMG some people fell for it and are actually drinking it!, lol!"
 

Cal

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What I want to know is: Who was the brave person that drank the first cup?

Normally I smell my cat's poop and just about hurl. Never had I thought "Gosh, that could make a mighty brew. Where's my Bodum?".
 

jburgh

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In the Forest
I saw a program about this at least 10 years ago. The palm civet is the animal that eats the beans. It is catlike in appearance, but has no relationship to the cat (Felis) in any way. These animals also have a musk gland and the musk is/was used in perfumes like Chanel #5. Still gross, though.